As students advance in reading levels, the Common Core standards expect students to demonstrate improvement in comprehension and the ability to make fuller use of text.
The Standards focus on students learning to read closely and drawing evidence from the text itself.
The Merit reading curriculum covers reading levels from the basics to college prep. Struggling students benefit from text-dependent questions and tasks along with suitable distracting answers.
Context-clues help learners when they encounter difficult questions. Immediate feedback and re-teaching opportunities help readers while they work.
Along the way, students practice academic vocabulary activities to learn key words they may see in other readings.
Merit reading programs are self-paced and self-advancing. When students see success in their reading assignments, it builds confidence and carries over to work beyond the software.